This award winning actress was born in Miltonval, Kansas (population
500). When she was 4 years old, the family
moved to the larger city of Salina, Kansas where she was enrolled
in dancing school. A natural aptitude allowed her to start performing
that following year as a child Entertainer. She was often called
the Shirley Temple of the Mid West.
As the years followed, she continued performing while studying
dance, music and acting. On a visit to New York City in summer
of 1944, she was exposed to Broadway for the first time and it
was love at first sight. With the encouragement and support of
her family, she stayed in New York to pursue a career on Broadway.
Her first break came in 1947 as understudy to famed actress Betty
Bruce in Herbert Fields' Production of "Up In Central Park."
Her first staring role came on Broadway in 1948 with Mike Todd’s
Production of "Hold It" with Red Buttons, Johnny Downs
and Jean Darling. This was followed by another starring role in
the Sammy Lambert Broadway Production of "All for Love".
By the end of 1949 with two Broadway starring roles and a Theatre
World Award for her performance in "Hold It" under her
belt, it was time for Hollywood to come knocking. And they did.
In March of 1950 Ms. Wymore was signed to a 7-film contract with
Warner Brothers Studio. She was immediately cast in the musical
comedy "Tea For Two," starring opposite Gordon McCrea
and Doris Day. The film was a huge success, and word came down
from the Ivory Tower that Jack Warner had found his new fair-haired
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